Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle D.J. Reader is having another significant impact on the success of the Bengals defense. After suffering a knee injury in Week 3 this season, Reader has returned to the field and playing at a Pro Bowl level for the second straight season.
The Greensboro, North Carolina native is a major reason Lou Anarumo has seen his defense excel with consistent pressure up the middle with 19 total tackles (10 solos) and four passes defended.
Reader returned to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, to discuss coming back from the injury. The chemistry on the defensive side of the ball and throughout the entire Bengals team and Cordell Volson is one of the most impressive rookies Reader has seen during his career.
If that wasn't enough, Reader explains what makes quarterback Joe Burrow one of the most extraordinary NFL players. Discuss with Lap the success of stopping the running attacks of the Tennessee Titans, Derrick Henry and the Cleveland Browns, and Nick Chubb, as well as slowing down Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the upcoming match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.